Monday, October 19, 2009


Yes, luck had it, I found an ICOM IC-M700TY and bought it :-))

The gear is perfect, really. It comprises the two maritime modes USB and F2B, but also A1A, A3E and LSB, which is unusual for maritime radios. This radio is intended for TOR (Teletype Over Radio).

As in all professional radios, there is no main dial (aka VFO-knob). The frequencies, RX and TX are independent, are selected numerically.

This is a no-nonsense professional radio, just like the one I was trained on for the General Operator's Certificate. The only difference here, no DSC. However, DSC could even be run externally, since the radio is prepared for TOR.